Now Hiring: Front Desk Clerk for La Plazita (Raíces Student Center)

The Raíces Student Center (La Plazita) Front Desk Clerk will support the ¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! program staff at Santa Barbara City College with front desk reception, phone calls, scheduling appointments and meetings, collating materials and other duties as assigned.

Orientation 2023

¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond!




¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! is a student empowerment program that strives to cultivate thriving scholars and advocates for our community. Our program affirms Latine cultural identities, honors our ancestral roots, and celebrates our multilingual, multiracial, and multigenerational heritage.

Our Origin/Nuestro Origen

¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! was developed by a $3 million Title V HSI Grant awarded to SBCC in October 2021 by the U.S. Department of Education. SBCC was first recognized as an Hispanic Serving Institution in March 2011. HSIs are degree-granting colleges or universities whose student population is  25% or more Hispanic.

As of Fall 2021, SBCC serves 39.5% students who identify as Hispanic. These funds are meant to support the development of specific projects to increase degree or certificate completion for  Latine and/or low-income student populations.

Our Mission/Nuestra Misión

¡Con Raíces podemos crecer!

¡Raíces: First Year and Beyond! celebrates our indigenous roots as the foundation of our cultural and academic wealth. We commit to provide opportunities to learn from and honor this knowledge in order to manifest a deeper understanding of our community and our shared sense of identity. Through developing curriculum and a pedagogy that affirms student voice, lived experiences and cultural histories, this program strives to co-create a space with students to become thriving scholars and advocates for themselves and their communities.


Meet with our program coordinator or academic counselor:

Sergio A. Lagunas

Program Coordinator

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Email Sergio

Make an Appointment


Rosy Vidal-Ayres

Academic Counselor

Pronouns: She, Hers, Ella

Email Rosy

Make an Appointment






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Visit us at La Plazita
West Campus Center, 206/207
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event Schedule

Contact Information


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